Cuomo Proposes $100 Million For Yonkers, Upstate SchoolsCuomo said Yonkers schools face a "crisis in education," with the Board of Education proposing elimination of all sports and layoffs of 200 teachers.
Best Ways To Celebrate National Teacher Day In New York CityAll that knowledge you've accumulated over the years has been because of an army of teachers who have led you through one class after another, whether you wanted to or not. Now it is time to thank your teachers on National Teacher Appreciation Day, which falls on May 5 this year. Here are some of the best ways to celebrate the day.
N.Y. State Board Of Regents Calls For Stronger Teacher Evaluation StandardsThe New York State Board of Regents has released new plans for evaluating teachers, in a look beyond 2015 to improve children’s education.
Still Bringing The Thrills: Behind The Scenes Of Raytheon’s Epcot RideRaytheon, a longtime supporter of education in science, technology, engineering and math, created Sum of All Thrills to show the real-life application of concepts such as angles, velocity and kinetic energy.
Engineered for Success: Four Women Tell Their Stories of AchievementFour girls grew up to become accomplished engineers and scientists, one chased amoebas in a creek. Another loved puzzling out math problems. One fed her curiosity through a sash full of Girl Scout badges, while another became enamored with science during a trip to a crocodile farm.
After School Programs Are A Growing Part Of STEM EducationAfter school programs play a crucial role in educating the next generation of scientists, engineers and mathematicians.
Smart Mouse: Using Your Grip As Your Computer PasswordThe “Biometric Pressure Grip” is a sensor that measures how hard and how tightly someone holds a mouse, then uses that information as part of a multi-step login process.
A Redesigned SAT Will Debut In Spring 2016The College Board, who administers the SAT, announced earlier this year they are giving the exam a major overhaul and cite eight specific changes.
New Technology Making Its Way Into The ClassroomIn the past, teachers gave lessons using chalkboards, filmstrips and overhead projectors — methods that had limited interactivity. Teachers now have multiple ways of presenting content. Students can now demonstrate their learning in ways other than pencil-and-paper tests.
College Affordability: Know Your Federal Student Loan Repayment OptionsMore than 70 percent of undergraduate college students take out student loans to help with college costs. The U.S. Department of Education offers several different repayment plans to ease the burden of loan payments for new graduates as they work to establish their careers.
For The Love Of ScienceThe school year has begun, and Debra Palmer’s fifth-grade class is learning the usual subjects. There’s some math, some English – and of course, the kids will also design their own underwater robots.
What You Need To Know About The Pell Grant ProgramThe federal Pell Grant program is the nation’s largest needs-based college grant program.